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5 Things To Know for Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020

Posted at 6:56 AM, Dec 22, 2020

While you were sleeping, we compiled the biggest stories of the day in one place. Each story has a quick and easy summary, so you're prepared for whatever the day brings. Just click on the links if you want to know more!

1. Congress approves relief package with stimulus checks, bill moves to President Trump
The bill passed the House by a 359-53 margin and the Senate by a vote of 91-7. The bill includes $300-a-week in supplemental jobless benefits and direct payments of $600 for individuals.

Congress approves relief package with stimulus checks, bill moves to President Trump

2. Vice President Mike Pence to speak at Turning Point USA conference in West Palm Beach
Vice President Mike Pence will be in Palm Beach County to speak at a convention for young conservatives.

Vice President Mike Pence to speak Tuesday at Turning Point USA conference in West Palm Beach

3. JFK Medical Center health care workers receive Moderna coronavirus vaccine
The first COVID-19 vaccines are being administered at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis Tuesday morning.

JFK Medical Center nurse gets first dose of Moderna vaccine
A nurse at JFK Medical Center receives the first dose of the two-shot Moderna vaccine on Dec. 22, 2020, in Atlantis, Florida.

4. University of Central Florida, BYU square off in Boca Raton Bowl
The Central Florida Knights take on the 16th ranked BYU Cougars in the Boca Raton Bowl at FAU Stadium.

University of Central Florida, BYU set to square off in Boca Raton Bowl

5. Attorneys for Rebekah Jones call FDLE raid 'a sham' in lawsuit
Attorneys for the former state health employee whose home was raided earlier this month have filed a lawsuit against the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, saying the Dec. 7 execution of a search warrant "was a sham to punish" her for not altering COVID-19 data.

Rebekah Jones, body camera video of raid
"He just pointed a gun at my children," Rebekah Jones says after state agents execute a search warrant at her Tallahassee home.

Today's Forecast
A cool start to the morning but a pleasant afternoon is on tap with highs in the low 70s-mid, sunny skies and no rain expected.

South Florida Tuesday morning forecast (12/22/20)

Get your complete hour-by-hour forecast here.

On This Day In History
A baby gorilla named Colo was the first-ever gorilla born in captivity on Dec. 22, 1956. She entered the world at the Columbus Zoo in Ohio and lived to be 61 years old.

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